Comparison of Oculudentavis naga and Oculudentavis khaungraae
Oculudentavis naga (top) is in the same family as Oculudentavis khaungraae (bottom). The lizards' tapered narrow snout can have a deceptively beaklike appearance, an effect heightened by a well-developed crest.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DEB 1657656 and DBI 1701714.]
Learn more in the Florida Museum of Natural History story Study presents new species of bizarre, extinct lizard previously misidentified as a bird. (Date image taken: 2019-2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 7, 2021)
Credit: Image by Edward Stanley of the Florida Museum of Natural History based on CT scans (UTCT and ANSTO) funded by the Peretti Museum Foundation
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